i think the consistency i'm talking about, akin's comments were reprehensible. mourdock's comments i can understand that from being pro-life. romney said, i don't agree with them and we need to move on. >> here's the problem -- >> wait a minute, we're talking about defending the party platform right now. that's what romney is not doing. >> no, mourdock -- >> he's asked questions about it on the campaign trail and doesn't respond. >> ed, this is mourdock's comments do not represent the republican party. the republican platform. that is one individual -- >> they do. >> no, he's pro-life. >> okay. he's pro-life. but paul ryan has stated it doesn't matter what caused the conception. >> no. paul ryan and mitt romney have both said the same thing. >> keli? >> no, no, no. >> they believe there's an inception for rape and incest. >> no, no, no, what paul ryan said on video, which you can find in my column, a plug there, my link to that, he doesn't believe the method of conception, which how he describe rape, should dictate the outcome. he said i'm part of the romney platform. >> i've known paul ryan for 21 years. he's been very consistent arizona governor romney, they believe in an exception for rape and incest. >> no, unless he's saying something privately to you than he's saying in public. >> this is small ball. this election is so big.